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Richter, Henry James (1772–1857), artist and philosopher, was born in Newman Street, Marylebone, Middlesex, or possibly at 40 Great Newport Street, Soho, on 8 March 1772 and baptized at St Anne's, Soho, on 5 April. He was the second son of Mary Haig...


Whiteside, John (bap. 1679, d. 1729), museum curator and experimental philosopher, was born in Kirkham, Lancashire, and baptized on 2 November 1679, the son of George Whiteside, glazier, of Kirkham, and his wife, Margaret. He entered Brasenose College, Oxford, on 16 May 1696, and graduated BA in 1700 and MA in 1704. He took holy orders, and was subsequently chaplain of ...


Edgar Marcel Wind (1900–1971) by unknown photographer photograph: Warburg Institute


Wind, Edgar Marcel (1900–1971), philosopher and art historian, was born at 5 Passauerstrasse, Charlottenburg, Berlin, on 14 May 1900, one of two children of Maurice Delmar Wind (d. 1914), a well-to-do Argentinian merchant of Russian Jewish extraction who exported optical instruments to ...